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Robert Hand

Robert Hand
United States


Robert Hand has been a student of astrology since 1960 and a full-time professional astrologer since 1972. His books include Planets in Composite, Planets in Transit, Planets in Youth, Horoscope Symbols and Essays on Astrology, and a number of shorter works on traditional astrology. He has been actively translating traditional astrological texts from Latin for several years in connection with his company ARHAT. For information on services go to www.arhatmedia.com. He is planning soon to offer on the web, lectures and courses in his methods in astrology. He is also working on his Ph.D. dissertation in medieval history at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and is currently Chairman of the Board of Kepler College.

Robert Hand


Lectures scheduled for Robert Hand:

Manzils or Lunar Mansions According to the Arabs

Most astrologers with any knowledge of Hindu astrology (Jyotish) are aware that it uses a division of the zodiac into 27 nakshatras, often referred to as Lunar Manions. Fewer astrologers are aware that Arabic and Medieval Latin astrology also have such a system except that it is based on the division of the zodiac into 28 divisions. These are called Manzils. They were extensively used in weather forecasting and also in electional astrology. This lecture will explore their use and will also present evidence that for the most part these were used in a sidereal zodiac and that the ayanamsha used in this system was not the Hindu system of Lahiri but was the Babylonian zodiac postulated by Cyril Fagan and Garth Allen.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Session 3, Room 3
  7:00 pm U.S. EST
  12:00 am GMT (Sun., Nov. 20, 2016)
  11:00 am Australian EDT (Sun., Nov. 20, 2016)


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